Carbon Solutions New England

Photo of Lamprey Flood

Project Description

Coastal communities across New England are confronting the combined effects of rapid development and associated land use change and a significant increase in extreme precipitation events. Both factors influence the frequency and magnitude of flood events. In response, local decision-makers and regional planners are seeking improved scientific information regarding flood risk as a basis for guiding development and planning infrastructure investments.

To address this gap, future land use and climate change scenarios have been developed to assess the physical and economic impacts of flood risk for the Lamprey River watershed in southeast New Hampshire. We have also examined the realities and perceptions of flooding across New Hampshire in a published paper.